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August 1, 2014
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Down With The ‘Peanut-Butter’ Manifesto

  Developing a reliability-focused culture helped a textile manufacturer’s maintenance organization spread improvement throughout the company. By Jane Alexander, Deputy Editor The rich history of a large textile manufactuer tells a story of ingenuity, openess to change and savvy decision-making over time. The company’s guiding philosophy has always been to exceed customer needs. Maintaining old-fashioned […]

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August 1, 2014
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Key Elements for Better Infrared Thermography

By R. James Seffrin, Director, Infraspection Institute Successful thermography begins long before actual field work begins. The final results for any project depend upon understanding the task(s) to be performed, selection of equipment, operator skills, inspection techniques and documentation of findings. Failure to understand how these factors contribute to the final conclusions can lead to serious errors. […]

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August 1, 2014
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Uptime: Mainstream 2014 — Shared Visions for Reliability

The first-ever Mainstream North America conference was held in Austin, TX, in June. It was organized by the Eventful Group, well known for Mainstream conferences in Australia and New Zealand. They’ll present a Mainstream conference in South Africa later this year. The theme at the North American venue was “Asset Management.” Attracting nearly 300 speakers […]

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July 21, 2014
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SKF Introduces Laser Vibrometer for Non-contact Vibration & Noise Measurement

SKF’s new MSL-7000 series laser vibrometer offers a non-contact means for measuring vibration and structure-borne noise from fans, electric motors and pumps. According to the manufacturer, direct integration of this new instrument into a production line also can create a real-time quality control system that measures structure-borne vibration in products with low noise/vibration requirements. The digital, single-unit laser […]

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July 8, 2014
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Two New Industrial Infrared Cameras Feature Wireless Connectivity and Easy Viewing

Fluke Corporation has expanded the Fluke Connect system with its new Ti90 and Ti95 Infrared Cameras featuring wireless connectivity. According to the company, the  Ti90 and Ti95 deliver best-in-class image quality with up to 84% better spatial resolution (of handheld industrial infrared cameras priced $1000- $2000), thus allowing technicians to conduct infrared inspections from a safer distance without compromising […]

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July 1, 2014
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Remote Circuit-Breaker Racking Mitigates Arc Flash Hazards

A steel plant’s remote racking systems offer a safe alternative to manually racking circuit breakers by keeping operators outside the flash-protection boundary. By Tim Burttram, Plant Electrical Engineer, Cascade Steel With the threat of an arc flash incident at circuit breakers, distance can be an operator’s best friend. That’s one of the facts that led […]

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June 23, 2014
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Easy-to-Use Voltage/Continuity Testers Boost Troubleshooter Accuracy on Electrical Systems

Milwaukee Tool has expanded its Test & Measurement portfolio with two new Auto Voltage/Continuity Testers. Combining the simplicity of a traditional voltage/continuity tester with the digital read-out capabilities of higher-functionality meters, they let users accurately troubleshoot common electrical issues with ease in increasingly diverse electrical systems. According to the manufacturer, while traditional testers only indicate broad voltage ranges that mask electrical issues […]

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June 20, 2014
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Hydrostatic Testing of Pipelines Goes Digital

Meriam Process Technologies’ PIT5000 Pipeline Integrity Tester  replaces the deadweight and chart recorders that have typically been part of the hydrostatic testing landscape. The product’s real-time data-collection and alarm capabilities improve upon the traditional labor-intensive pen and paper method by automating the process and, in turn, helping speed response to critical conditions. According to the manufacturer, the PIT5000 does the work for the operator. Once a test is completed, a printed report […]

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